Mauritius
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    Mauritius

    Capital

    Port Louis

    Population

    1,265,303

    Area

    2,030 km²

    Coastline Length

    177 km

    GDP total

    $14,220.35 million

    GDP per capita

    $11,238.69

    GINI Index

    35.8

    4.17

    Criminality Score

    41st of 54 African countries

    6th of 13 Southern Africa countries

    Criminal market

    3.95

    Human Trafficking

    2.50

    Human Smuggling

    3.50

    Arms Trafficking

    2.00

    Flora Crimes

    2.00

    Fauna Crimes

    3.50

    Non-Renewable Resources Crimes

    3.00

    Heroin Trade

    8.00

    Cocaine Trade

    2.50

    Cannabis Trade

    5.50

    Synthetic Drugs Trade

    7.00

    Criminal Actors

    4.38

    Mafia-Style Groups

    2.00

    Criminal Networks

    5.50

    State-Embedded Actors

    6.00

    Foreign Actors

    4.00

    6.42

    State Resilience Score

    2nd of 54 African countries

    1st of 13 Southern Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    6.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    6.50

    International Cooperation

    6.00

    National Policies and Laws

    6.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    7.00

    Law Enforcement

    7.00

    Territorial Integrity

    7.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    6.00

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    7.00

    Victim and Witness Support

    6.00

    Prevention

    5.00

    Non-State Actors

    7.00

    6.42 4.38 3.95 6.42 4.38 3.95

    6.42

    State Resilience Score

    2nd of 54 African countries

    1st of 13 Southern Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    6.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    6.50

    International Cooperation

    6.00

    National Policies and Laws

    6.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    7.00

    Law Enforcement

    7.00

    Territorial Integrity

    7.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    6.00

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    7.00

    Victim and Witness Support

    6.00

    Prevention

    5.00

    Non-State Actors

    7.00

    Mauritius ranks 41st in the Index, with a low criminality score overall.

    Seven of the ten criminal markets score below 4. Experts judge drug markets as being the most established. The frequent and growing use of narcotics, as well as the country’s role as a trans-shipment point is noted with concern and contributes to high scores in these markets. Criminal networks and state-embedded actors are judged to be detrimental to society, scoring 5.5 and 6, respectively, owing in large part to their involvement in drug trafficking. Although little recent information exists, foreign actors are also believed to be involved in the narcotics markets. Mauritius ranks 2nd in Africa for resilience, with almost all indicators scoring 6 or above. An independent judiciary, strong anti-money laundering laws, and a supportive victim and witness support system are all reasons for these high/good resilience scores.

    Analyses

    Breaking Bans: the scourge of synthetic drugs in Mauritius

    Synthetic drugs have created a public-health crisis and changed drug market dynamics in the country.

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    The criminal markets score is represented by the pyramid base size and the criminal actors score is represented by the pyramid height, on a scale ranging from 1 to 10. The resilience score is represented by the panel height, which can be identified by the side of the panel.